Newspaper Page Text
BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON, S. C, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1898._VOLUME XXXIII-ffO. 36.
Our 25 hi ta
If you had a story to tell, one that you knew was true,
one you wanted believed, how would you tell it ?
Use big adjectives, high-sounding phrases, or tell it
Perhaps we are too modest.
We will save you 25 per cent on every dollar's worth of
Sought of us.
$5.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, $3.75
7.50 Suits, 25 per cent off, 5.63
10.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, 7.50
15.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, 11.25
The number of Hats we put on sale was, luckily, large ;
else yoii late comers wouldn't have the chance you still have.
98c. for Hats that were $1.25.
(Most Stores ask $1.50 for them.) New shapes. Colors blaek
Remember, we sell for Cash and Cash only. Wo Goods
THE SPOT CASH CLOTHIERS.
IT is told us daily that we have been a great help to Farmers while
Cotto* is 5c. per pound. We sell Goods for such a small profit it is mor.cy
sived for you to trade with us. We still take the Icacl in?
Btst Shoes in the State for the least money.
We have a nice line of Spring Percales at 5c. per yard.
Nice Plaid Worsted, sold everywhere for 15c. and 20c. yard?we sell at
10c. to 20c. yard.
Remnants we now offer at 4 j*;. yard.
Will take pleasure in showing you a splendid line of Mattings at cheap
We also have a nice line of India Linen. A big lot of?
EMBROIDERY AND RIBBONS
Will be on sale next week at special price*. We bought these Goods at GOc.
on the dollar, and nil! sell at about half price
Nice Black Die s Goods for making Skirts, &c.
We are selling Woolen Dress Goods at Cost.
Clothing going at almost half price. Will sell yen a nice S10.0O Black
S lit for $5.00, and cheaper Good* accordingly.
We arc busv all the time. Fall in line and come on with the crowd to?
CHEAPEST IIV THE STATE,
MOORE & LUCAS.
COTTON IS CHEAP
LIVE AND LET LIVE IS OUR MOTTO !
WE have a choice and select Stock of -
FAMILY and FANCY GROCERIES.
Consisting of almost everything you may need to eat. Our Goods are In
were bought fur rash. and will be .-old :i- low as the lowest. Please give on
a rail before purchasing vom- Groceries.
Thanking ail for past favors and soliciting a continuance of the -ami.
We are yours to please,
G. F. BIG-BY.
? Ex-Senator lrby is now practicing
law at Laurens.
? There are 30 widows and two
widowers in the town of Due West.
? Dr. W. J. Garner, of the State
Board of Ecalth, died in Darlington a
few days ago.
? Mrs. Wm. C. Whitney was seri
ously hurt while riding fast on a fox
hunt at Aiken a few day3 ago.
? The residence of John Rowland
at Donalds was destroyed by fire last
Sunday. He had no insurance.
? Capt. Isaac IT. Means, librariau
and treasurer of the South Carolina
College, died at his home in Columbia
? The "o. p's." continue to go out
of business in every section of the
State. They say there is no money
in the business for them.
? There are three candidates for
Mayor of Columbia at the approaching
election. They are McB. Sloan, Col.
Lipscomb and Alderman Brennen.
? Large sales of fertilizers are re
ported from every section of the State.
It is to be hoped that most of it will
be used under other crops than cot
? The State Dispensary will remain
in the Agricultural Hall. The Board
agree to pay Mr. Wesley $10,000 for
back rent, and $170 per month here
? Miss Fannie Reeder, an insane
sister of Mr. Brooks Beeder, was
burned to death during the burning
of their residence at Garys. Newberry
? The Bock Hill correspondent of
the Columbia B'egistcrgives intimation
of jealousy between some of the
teachers of Winthrop college, which
may result in a change of the faculty.
? Attorney General Barber leaves
for Washington this week to defend
the dispensary law before the United
States supreme court, in the case of
Vandercock vs. Vance. This case
will be bearo on March 7th.
? Hannah Sumter, a young colored
woman, who works on the farm of Dr.
W. W. Bay, near Weston's. met with
a horrible death. She and a number
of employees were engaged in burning
broom sedge off a field, when her
clothing caught fire and she was
burned to death.?The State.
? A well-defined case of what is
supposed to be smallpox has appeared
in Columbia. Every precaution has
been taken to prevent a spread of the
loathsome diseage. The subject is a
negro man and lives on the outskirts
of the city.
? James W. Howard, an industri
ous farmer of Orangeburg county, was
called to his door Saturday night and
shot and killed. Forty shot pene
trated his heart.. Lawrence H. Hun
gerfiller, his brother-in-law, is charged
with the shooting and is under arrest.
? The Butler Guards, of Green
ville, has got its fighting bleod up
and pants for war. At a call meeting
held the other night it was unani
mously decided to offer the services of
the company to l'ncle Sam and inform
him that marching orders were await
ed in breathless expectancy.
"? The severe drought has caused
!Mj per ecu; of the cisterns of Charles
ton to be dry. and those houses that
have water in their cisterns are doing
service for their respective neighbor
hoods : aud it is said that water is
even sold in Charleston. In the sur
rounding country, the ground is all
parched up, and soi ions trouble will
ensue if the rains do not set in soon,
as the streams are dried up and the
cattle are famishing for water.I
? The people of Lockhart'arc rumi
nating over a freak there in the shape
of a goose. Mr. -Joseph M eggs had a
goose, three years old, that lie sup
posed to he a gander. It is perfectly
white and has every appearance of a
gander. On Sunday before last lie
was astonished when he di.-covered
that it had commenced laying. It
has been laj'ing regularly every day
since. Perhaps it belongs t<i the
variety known as the Kmblcm geese.
They arc perfectly white and you
can't tell the goose from the gander.?
? A day or two ago a white man
walked into a store in the city about
night, and desired to purchase n pair
! of shoes. Me was easily satisfied with
j a dollar pair of shoes, and laid on t he
counter a hill which lie said was a #1(1
bill. A young man who was in the
store stepped <>nt in tret the hill
changed. He took it t.. a business
house two blocks up tip' strecl where
lie was accommodated. The next day
dis.cove; ed that the hill wa: in
' j good and a men" sham. i( was a iea,
j .rl bill', and on each corner where tin
d' nomination is printed.. Confcderati
! tens and \ ; were pasted skillfull}
over and made ? lie lull look like ;
toit, repart(ttihnrij Iternit!,
Newberry College Get* $15,000.
Washington. Feb. 26, 1808.
Mr. Editor : The people of the
Third Congressional District will be
glad to know that the Trustees of
Newberry College will soon get from
Congress the sum of $15,000 for dam
\ ages done this College building during
the late war.
The Newberry College was incorpo
rated by the State of South Carolina
j on the 20th of .December. 1S5(!, aod
J dedicated as an itiititutioa of learn
ing. It was endowed, and the sam of
$18,000 was expended in the comple
tion of the buildings. In July, 1865.
the building was taken possession of
by the United States Army, and used
as a barrack ur>til December of that
year. During this occupancy the
building was rendered totally unfit for
use. and in LS77 was rebuilt by the
I Trustees at a cost of about $17,000.
In January. JS78. Representative
Aiken called the attention of Con
gress to the damages sustained by the
Trustees, and the matter was referred
te the Committee on War Claims. ;
Here the matter rested for fifteen
years, when Representative Latimer
investigated the claim of the Trustees
and introduced a bill in the House on
Sept. 12, 1803. providing for the pay
ment of ?15,000 to the Trustees in
payment of the damages sustained.
The bill passed the Senate, but was
objected to in the House, although
favorably reported by the Committee.
In the 54th Congress Representative
Latimer introdueed the bill and press
ed it for consideration, but it failed of
passage by a lack of four votes. . The
matter was reintroduced early in the
55th Congress, passed the Senate May
12, 1897, and passed the House Feb.
21, 1808, and is now ready for the ap
proval of the President.
The management of this claim in
behalf of the Trustees of Newberry
College, and its passage iu the lower
branch of Congress is quite a victory
for Representative Latimer, who has
watched with keenest interest, and
furthered with intelligent effort, every
stage of its progress. It must be
remembered that the present House
is not Democratic, and the work done
for its passage is worthy of commen
In no positiou in public life does
long service so increase a man's influ
ence as in Congress. The recognition
of this fact has in many instances
given the North an advantage over
the South by giving their Representa
tives rank by seniority in both par
ties on committee in Congress, which
control legislation. Southern delega
tions in Congress are now composed
largely of new members, which makes
it all the more important that the
people should return to the 56th Con
gress those men *of experience who
now represent them.
Kino L'iyos Were Lost by Fire iu
Charleston, Feb. 20.?Nine lives
were lost in a fearful lire which raged
for a short while in Church street this
j (Saturday) morning. At 2.10 o'clock
I a policeman on duty noticed big
sparks (lying from the tenement
I house at X". 160 Church street. The
, officer found that a blaze was issuing
j from one of the windows on the lirst
The door." were broken open and the
family on that floor rushed out with
[ out damage. Somebody yelled that a
family of women were asleep on the
! third tloor. The police rushed up
stairs and when y the reached the top
1 story the life saving work was stopped
: by the flames, which seemed to be
j playing over the entire building.
; Screams from dying women were heard
j and officer Bagby rushed in and pulled
! out three charred bodies.
The. <|uick work of the lire depart
' men* checked the lire and it was sunn
under control, but not until the lives
on the thin! story had been lost.
The dead are: Mrs. Uebecca Kuick
meycr. Albert < )'Xoal, < 'aswcll ( >' Xeal,
Josephine ICniukuieyer, 17 years of
age; Katie Knickmcycr, I(> year.-:
Leonora Knickmcycr, years: Fran
ces K. Knickincyer. Ii years: a baby
of Mrs. Knickuicj'er. one month old:
Lillie Knickmeyer, '.'> years old.
- The most extraordinary plant known
in the "traveling plant." which has :t root
forme?! of knot*, by whieh it annually
advance.-, about an inch from the plaee
when1 il was lirst rooted.
St ?tk yK Oino. City ok 1'ot.icno, I
hu* is County,
Frank .1. Ciiknky makes oath mal in? i* ilir
sen in i partnorof iluM?rm ofK. .1. ' ijk?iky &-.0?.,
iloiiii* Imsiwss in tin* i it? of 7*< ? *!. County uttil
Slp.lt! :i to rodait I ami that sai?l linn will privily
mum t.i uni: ihm'iM.lt Pol.I.AUS tor cacti and
( very cnsi'of i.'atakuh Ihatauinol !' * t;ttre?l l.j
l'.ii- use ni ii ai.! ' < vi ^11 CtH?K.
i UANK .1. fllKNKY.
Sworn i" lift to rr nit* anil subscribed in nr. (ires
,.,?:,., this t!,iv *?i U-v.-nilur, A. J> J.S3G. "
- .t.. W OTJCASON.
tlall'-H CatTili <'ioft is lafcen internally and net;
.iii-.:!;. ( ;. Hi" ldo?d ami mucous surfaces of Iii?
ir.slem Send for if-s?moniHls, free;
'Address, IV.t. i:iM?NKV.A CO;,Totedb i?.
Sold by Iirutfcjsl . "">
Wilborn Wishes Wisdom to Win. J
President Wilborn, of the State J
Farmers' Alliance, who is also execu
tive comraitteeman of the National
Alliance, and president of the South
ern Cotton < I rowers' association formed
in Atlanta, is determined to us? every
nseans in his power to induce the
farmers not to delude themselves
again this year and plant as muoh or
more cotton than ever. He realizes
that the situation is likely to be for
gotten when planting time comes
along and he proposes to have the Al
liancemcn stand to their colors if they
Mr. Wilborn yesterday issued the ;
following, which explains how he in
tends to keep the matter before those
whose interest centers therein:
I have pledged the Alliance of
South Carolina to unity of action in
the matter of cotton?its production,
sale and marketing. Now, therefore,
in order that tiie whole matter may be
I fully discussed and active measures
; may be inaugurated looking to relief,
the l!Hh day of March. 1S9S. is here
! by selected, named and designated as
Alliance "IlallyDay," whereby every
sub-Alliance in the.State is requested
to meet at its regular mooting place on
th.at afternnon, there to consider the
cotton situation and other matters
that may pertain to the good of the
The officers are urged to be on hand
in due time and arc directed to inform
j the members of their respective sub
I Alliances of the "Rally Day." This
call to apply to every Alliance that
has ever been in existence in this
State. The secretaries are requested
to notify me of their action in all mat
ters that pertains to the good of the
I would suggest that you make one
of the leading questions for discussion
at this meeting the efforts of every
South Carolina farmer to have his
farm self-sustaining. Tf he does this
the matter of cotton acreage will set
De not deceived by the small ad
vance in the price of cotton, but at
planting time, with a crop like the
one just marketed you cannot hope to
get more than ."> cents a pound for it.
All Alliancemen are earnestly urged
to co-operate with the cotton growers'
I organization in their efforts in this
I matter. J. C. WlLBORN,
President Alliance of S. C.
I " ""'
j State Convention to He Held in Slay.
All the politicians have been under
the impression that there would be no
j State Democratic convention this year
j until September, it not being presi
dential year, but an examination of
the constitution of the D?mocratie
party of the State shows that they
have been laboring under a delusion.
The truth of the matter is that there
is going to be a May State convention
this year. No doubt this will be a
surprise to many, for several who were
membsrs of the convention that met
iu May. 18!H). which adopted the pres
j ent party constitution, say they have
; no recollection of the changing of the
I constitution prior to that time so as
' to do away altogether with the Sep
The present constitution provides
j for the holding of a convention on the
third Wednesday in May. and for no
I other, ft also provides for tltc hold
; ing of county conventions in the sev
eral counties iu the State on the lirst
j Monday in May for the purpose of
electing delegates to that convention.
01' course the reorganization of the
precinct and ward club.- will take
: place prior tn that, time throughout
, the State.
! It is thus seen that State and coun
I ty politics will be stirring much earlier
I than any one expected.
When the convention meets there
; will doubtless he no end of political
log-rolling. The convention will have
to elect a new State executive comniit
tce and attend in such other matters
as may come before it. Those who
were talking id' the outlook yesterday
expressed the view thai the liquor
. referendum plan would he laid before
the convention when it meets, the
Legislature having declined t" take
action in regard to i( "ii the ground
that the proper body t" consider it
was the State Democratic convention.
Mow much of an issue this will bc
i conic and the probable action of the
convention in regard to it arc purely
matters of conjecture at this stage.?
? The aristocratic old town of
1 Spartan burg scorns tip- common dis
eases like chicken pox, smallpox and
elephant s itch, aud has obtained an
opinion from a medical ex perl that
they are suiferini: with impetigo over
there, which is contagious but not
dangerous: Have yon got impetigo ?
, Tin's is I he \ cry latest fad.
The Public Schools.
Editors Intelligencer: Plesss per
mit ine through your columns to submit
the following for the consideration of the
Trustees of the free common schoolsand
others having control of the educational
interest of Anderson County :
Toe District Tru-tees of blaok School
District employ a teacher at a salary of
?30 a month. The community in which
the school is located has a large school
population. Oo the border of the district
a suiull handful of pupils attend a small
neighboring school in ac -^joining dis
trict. When the teacher of the school in
blank district makes ont her report, it
appears that there ha9 been an attendance
during the month of ?60 days, or a daily
averago of *.Z scholais. Out of the free
schrol fund there has been paid, therefore,
for the montb, 70 cents per scholar, or a
per diem of 3J cents. When the report of
the tendier of the small schrol in the ad
jacent district is submitted to the Trus
tes* of blank School District, they declare
that, in justice, they Ciinnot pay more
than a per diem of Si cents on th^; trans
ferred scholars ; since to do so '.would be a
discrimination in favor of the latter school.
I We see that the pay of the teacher in the
j latter school?at bet, quite meager?is a
i variabie quantity, fining down in propor
tion as the number of scholars increase in
the school in blank School District The
teacher of the smnll school feels that in the
latter eise of receiving a p?r diem of enly
31 cents, an injustice has been done and
desires to appeal, but is met with the ob
jection that the law empowers the local
I Boards of Trustees of School Districts to
! employ teacher* and to fix their salaries,
j and that they have full jurisdiction in all
I matter* pertaining to the public schools,
the on:}' restriction being that they em
ploy tettchers ho'ding certificates from the
j County Board of K mention. Something
! like the above has Hctually happened.
Now, let us suppose a case involving
I the same principle :
; There is a school district with a territory
sufficiently extensive and a school popu
j lstion sufficiently large to locate two
! schools in different parts of lhe district,
j The two communities in which the schools
are located are about equal in school popu
lation, and equally alive to.the importance
of education in their midst. The Trustees
employ teachers for these respective
schools, wbieh we shall call school No. 1
and school No. 2 The teachers emp o, ed
for each school are both alike efficient,
and hold a license of the same urade In
school No 1 everything is favorable:
there is a total enrollment cf CO pupils and
there is an average daily attendance of 45.
In school Ko. 2 thing** are not so favora
ble; an epidemic of whooping cough fail*
on the community, consequently the en
rollment and the attendance at school ia
not so large. There is an enrollment, cf
40 pupils, aod an average attendance oT25
pupils. The Trustee?, in employing thtse
teachers, inform them that their services
aro not worth men than $25, snd that in
'no event* shall either of them re?oive an
amount greater than ??5; but the salary
of one of them must be a matter of con
tingency, and must depend on the num
ber of scholars attending the larger school
When the services of both teachers have
been rendered antl they have msde their
respective reports, the Trustees inform the
teacher of the smaller school thai it would
not be. equitable and right to pay her $25,
while the one with an average of 4f> pupils
received only $2;">. Although she had put
in full time and had done bard, ^aith-'ul,
earnest work, it would be a matter of dis
crimination if they were to pay her a per
diem of 5 cents, while the teacher in school
No. 1 received only a little over 3i cents
per day. Therefore, as a matter of j ustice,
they pay the teacher of school No. l S25,
and the teacher of No. 2 a little less than
$14. In estimating work of any kind the
first thing we do is to establish a standard
! or unit of moasure or value; otherwise we
j gould farm no ju?t estimate of the work.
The Boards of Trustees for the public
i schools of Anderson County, as a rule, em
I ploy teachers holding a first grade license
j at a salary of ?25 In fixing this salary
I thev are governed by a standard. If this
' were not the ease there would bn great
i latitude for partiality and favoritism on
? the one hand or injustice and oppression
on the other: for a teacher with lo pupils
might receive $o0 and a teacher of 30 pu
pils might receive considerably less tbftn
In arriving at this standard, we eon
ceive they would proceed in this way:
They would estimate that an averaee of 25
i pupils would baa good school, and that
I the services of a teacher holding a lirst
grad^ license teaching such school are
I worth at least $25 and this would make
tuition worth") cents per diem up lo the
' limit of 25 scholars at least. If tuition in
j an average school is worth ."> cents a day
! on the scholar, then a teacher holding a
first grade license and teaching a school
! of lees than 25 scholars, ought to recf-ive:?
per diem cf at least ? cent?.
Let us have h full, free, and general exr
pression of opinion on the above subject
by the publie Trtielees and school officers
of the County M. N. Mitchell
mm m mm
Explosion Came From I'nderncath.
New Ynui\. Feb. 2">.? A dispatch
to the Herald from llabana says:
There i> no longer any reason to
doubt thai the explosion which
wrecked the Maine came from under
neath Lite vessel and that her maga
zines had nothing to do with the ini
tial explosion and played a much
smaller part in the l'encrai disaster
than was at lirst supposed.
The evidence that has served to
convince the board was obtained by
i'fnsign I'owelson. an officer attached
to the Fern.
Mr. Powcisoti w?s formerly in the
construction corps and took a two
years special course in (ho (?lasgow
school of naval architecture. He is
therefore a competent witness. What
he discovered was that the forward
part of the keel of the MaiDC with its
ribs and plates was stove upward sb
far that parts of the shattered double
bottom show out of the water and iu
places sections of the green painted
outer hull are visible.
Corroborative of evidence given by
Ensign Powelson and of equal signifi
cance and importance is the result ?f
the close examination made by the
divers. What they found indicated
that the explosion came from a point
beneath the keel. A plumb line
dropped from a point just forward of
the conning tower would have laid the
lead exactly on the spot where theer
I plosion occurred that drove the keel,
plates and ribs almost to the surfaee.
The main force of the explosion
seems to have been exceedingly slight
on the port side of the vessel. This
J is consistent with the facts hitherto
Collectively, these now indicate
tha^the contents of the reserve six
inch magazine were exploded by the
initial blast and there was no explos
ioTTTtt either of the other two. Jn the
reserve magazine was stowed 2.500
pounds of powder in copper tanks,
each or whieh contained 200 pound*.
Seven of the tanks have been found
by the divers, all in crushed and
shapeless masses. It is import ut to
note that in the six-inch and ten-inch
tanks recovered the excelsior used for
packing the charges shows no injury
from flame or gases.
The powder stowed in the six-inch
reservoir magazine was for saluting
purposes only. The magazine itself ^
appears to have been utterly destroy
ed, only a few traces being left t?
show the point where it was onee lo
The under part of the ten-inch mag
azine is wholly inaecessible to divers.
In the upper part is tightly wedged a
mass of powder cylinders too heavy
for divers to extricate, but apparently
containing exploded charges of pow
der. The Dow torpedo tube of the
Maine has been located in the wreek.
It lies in the debris forward sub
merged several feet under water.
The hull is now embedded in the
mud te the depth of eight feet. The
divers sink lo their arm pits in the
mud and have the greatest difficulty
in prosecuting their work. Those en
gaged iu the forward part of the ship
are under the charge of Gunner
Charles Morgan, an officer especially
detailed from the flag ship New York
for that purpose and who has the
reputation of being the most efficient
of his rank.
Nea *o Postmaster at Lake City Killed.
Lake Citv. Willia>i5buin; Coun
ty. Feb. 22.?On the night of the 16th
inst. the small building just outside
the corporate limits of Lake City,
which was formerly a school house
and which had been converted into a
dwelling and postoffice, jointly occu
pied by Postmaster F. B. Baker (col
ored) and family, was well riddled
with bullets from the guns of un
known parties. No harm was dose
to the occupants of the house.
This failing to prove a sufficient
warniig to Baker, was followed this
morning just before 1 o'clock by an
other attack upon the house by a mob
which shot it 75 or a hundred times,,
setting fire to the building in the
Five of the children aud Baker's
wife escaped death, but all but two
children were wounuW by gun shots
and arc maimed for fife.
Baker was shot d/.wn just inside ef
the door as he was/attempting to come
out of the building'
An infant babyAwas shot out of its
mother's arms as/'he was about pass
ing out of the do(?r.
Baker's body and that of the child
were cremated in the flames.
The building and the entire postof
iicc equipment were consumed by the
lire, and the citizens of Lake City are
without a postofiicc.
It is certainly one of the most hor
rible crimes ever committed in the
One of Baker's girls is thought to
be fatally wounded.
The coroner held an inquest over
the dead bodies this afternoon. The
verdict is to be rendered next Satur
The feeling in Lake City among the
whites is one of deep regret at the
horrible deed committed so neartown.
The host citizens deeply deplore that
they have been placed in a position to
receive the censure and bear the dis
grace of (he awful tragedy, when it is
not generally believed that citizens of
the town helped to make up the mob,
though as yet the guilty parties are
Feeling is running high among the
negroes and trouble is feared to night,
as the negroes believe that the crime
was committed by whites.
Frazier Baker was a black negro,
about 40 your-- of age, am! was ap
pointed ami took charge of the Lake
City postofiicc about six months ago.
Lie was a native of Florence County
and had never lived at f,akc City un
til lie went there to take charge of the
postofiicc. The people of Lake City
protested again-! the appointment.
Twice within the last two months the
man has been shot at. ? 77?? State.